Park Street Championship 2024, High Hampton, Monday 26 February

The 2024 Park Street Championship will be held on Monday 26 February at High Hampton, hosted by Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club.

The Orange Series of age groups will be used, including a new Mens 75+ age category. Note: age groups with two or fewer entries may be combined with another age group on the same course.


EVENT MAP preview (no controls).  Please note railway crossing points and out of bounds areas


PRIZES – personalized medals will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in each category, on the Awards Night on Wednesday March 29.

Map:  High Hampton

  • Course planner: Andrew Johnstone
  • Hosting club:  Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club
  • Start location: Thomas Street Reserve, Hampton
  • Start time: 7pm (Finalists).  Non finalists are welcome to participate, and may start any time between 6.30pm and 6.50pm.
  • Punching system:  MapRun, MapRunG, or card/pen.  MapRunF or earlier versions cannot be used.  All Finalists will be required to carry a Race Card. which determines the finish order.

There are no Qualifying events.  To participate in the Final, you must:

  • be a financial member of a Victorian orienteering club for 2024
  • have completed 6 events of the same type (ie Run or Power Walk), since October 1 2023, in any Summer Series. including Geelong, Surfside, and Mornington Peninsula
  • only nominate for one category
  • only nominate for an age category that you are eligible for, or an Open category. Age is at 31 December 2024.
  • nominate by using the online signup sheet; entries open on Friday February 9, and close on Friday February 23.



2024 Age Classes - Orange Groupings


Mens Open A 8
Mens 35+ yrs A 8
Mens 45+ yrs B 8
Mens 55+ yrs B 8
Mens 65+ yrs C 8
Mens 75+ years D 8
Womens Open B 8
Womens 45+ yrs C 8
Womens 55+ yrs C 8
 Womens 65+ yrs D 8
Junior (Under 19 yrs – Boys/Girls) C 4
SubJunior (Under 15 yrs – Boys/Girls) D 4
Power Walking Championships Course Number of Finalists
Mens Open PW 8
Mens 55+ yrs PW 8
Mens 65+ yrs PW 8
Womens Open PW 8
Womens 55+ yrs PW 8
Womens 65+ yrs PW 8

Entries and Eligibility

  • In order to enter, you must be a financial member of an orienteering club affiliated with Orienteering Australia, for 2024.
  • Entry is by online signup, between Friday February 9 and Friday February 23.
  • Prior to the Final, Runners must complete at least events in any running course from any of the listed Park Street events in the 2023-24 Victorian Orienteering Summer Series booklet.
  • Prior to the Final, Power Walkers must complete at least 6 events in the PW Course from any of the listed events in the 2023-24 Victorian Orienteering Summer Series booklet.  The 6 events can be in one series or across several series including Geelong, Mornington Peninsula, and Surfside Series.
  • Finalists may compete in their age group, in a younger age group, or in an Open category. Juniors may compete in an Open category. Subjuniors may compete in a Junior or Open category.  Age is at 31/12/2024

Rules of Conduct

The Final is conducted under the rules and conditions of the event of the day, and the following conditions:
  • Starting Instructions – Finalists must adhere to the instructions concerning the collection and management of the maps prior to the GO instruction.
  • No groups – Finalists are expected to participate independently of other event participants.
  • PW Technique – PW Finalists are expected to maintain a walking technique.
  • The Final is part of the Monday Summer Series and will otherwise operate under the normal rules of that Series, ie 20 controls on the map.

Rules of Conduct for the Final:

  • Contactless punching (MapRun or card/pen) will be in place.  No physical control plates.
  • All finalists must carry a Race Card hand it in at the finish. Finish order is determined by Race Card order. They do not need to be marked at control sites, unless you are not using MapRun.
  • Competitors must go TO or PAST each control feature as described on the map, not just to the “Beep”.
  • Competitors must not enter or cross any area marked as Out of Bounds on the map, regardless of whether it is physically accessible. Doing so will result in Disqualification.
  • Check in as usual on arrival, then complete a Raqce Card with your name, course, and age class.
  • Select the event in MapRun6, but DO NOT press “Go To Start” until instructed.
  • All finalists must be checked in, registered, and ready for the pre-event briefing, by 6.50pm. Late arrivals (finalists and non-finalists) will not be able to register and start until finalists have started.
  • Finalists must not take a map or otherwise examine the course, or begin, before their start time. They will not be able to see the map or controls in MapRun prior to 7pm.
  • All finalists on the same course must start together. There will be three start groups – A/B, C/D, and PW.
  • All finalists will be briefed together, shortly before 7pm, away from the Start.
  • After the briefing, each start group will be called up separately, and will move to the start area.
  • MapRun users press GO TO START as they reach the start area.
  • If you cannot obtain a start beep, notify the starter; start with your group, and record controls manually. Do not delay starting, as your time will not be adjusted.
  • Maps will be handed out face down, and must be placed on the ground until GO is called.
  • On the GO call, turn over the map, and begin your course.
  • On the course, you must go right to the feature, even if you get a “beep” before then. If using a card, you must stand next to the feature while ticking the box.
  • If you don’t obtain a “beep” at one or more controls, do not spend time “chasing” the beep; keep going. The scorer will check your gps track and adjust your result if you were at the right location.
  • At the Finish, cross the FINISH LINE, then walk to the table.  Hand in your Race Card to the official, in finish order. If you missed your Finish beep, you can get it after handing in your card. Results will be based on order across the line, rather than MapRun finish order.
  • You must upload your result to MapRun immediately. You may export and provide a .gpx or Strava track instead.  All results/tracks must be uploaded by 11.59pm on 26/2/24.
  • The scorer will check MapRun to ensure proximity to control features, no going OOB,  no early starts, and consistent pace maintained for power walkers.

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